Beavers Offensive Explosion

The City College of New York Men’s basketball team bounces back after a tough loss to St Joseph Bears as they steamrolled Manhattanville College 106-85.

City started the game very energetic and focus as it would turn out to be for the entire game. The Beavers started with an 8-0 leading 13-2 in the early minutes of the first half. They would not look back. Beavers kept pounding Manhattanville in the paint and drawing fouls throughout the game. Manhattanville’s defense had no answer for City’s offense. They finished the first half leading Manhattanville 54-39. The 54 points is a season-high in the first half for the Beavers.

The punishment continued for Manhattanville College as the Beavers continued their level of urgency and forcing turnovers. City forced 13 turnovers and turned that into 23 points to add onto their impressive score. Defense creating offense. Manhattanville tried to fight back but it wasn’t enough.  City’s biggest lead of the game was as many as 29 points. City shot .588 from the field throughout the game.

Khalil Hamer finished the game with 17 points for the Beavers. Five other players scored in double-digits in the victory; Mark Richards, Ram Chada, David Solano, Robert Dionisio, and Rhodes. Chada led the Beavers with eight boards, while Hamer with seven assists.

City improves to 6-4. Their next game will be against Lehman College on Jan 3rd at home.

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Beavers Fall Short to St Joseph’s

St Joseph Bears defeated the City College of New York Beavers 65-60 after an impressive 2nd half rally.

The game started with both teams running a fastbreak situation. Both teams committed several turnovers early in the game. Beavers scored some of their early points in the paint. Beavers and Bears exchanged baskets as they kept the game very intense throughout most of the first half. CCNY lead 24-19 with 3:47 to go until they began to commit fouls. This brought St Joseph back into the game for a while until the Beavers closed the half with a 6-1 run leading 29-24. CCNY shot .375 from the field, while the Bears shot .281 during the first half.

The second half was a different story and a remarkable turnaround for St Joseph.

When CCNY led 36-30 with 17:12 to go. Bears called timeout. After coming out a 30 second timeout, the team locked in a zone that featured with the long ball. Michael Megafu hit a big three to make the 36-33. Megafu’s three pointer changed the momentum of the game. Bears and Beavers would battle it out as the Bears kept creeping in. St Joseph grabbed their first lead of the game since the first half 45-43, after a layup by Matt O’Neill scoring a fastbreak point in the paint. Beavers tried to keep up with the Bears but they couldn’t. David Solano missed a game-tying three-pointer in the final seconds of the game.

Bears outscored the Beavers 41-31 in the second half. They shot an impressive 60% from the three-point line and 50% from the field. Alec Willis led the Bears with 12 points, followed by Michael Megafu with 11 points going 4-4 from the line. Beavers went 0 for 5 from the yard. Darius Rhodes led the Beavers with 12 points.

Beavers fall to 5-4. The Beavers improve to 6-4. The Beavers will have a chance to redeem themselves as they face off Manhattanville tomorrow at 1pm.

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Beavers Dominates Yeshiva

The City College of New York women’s basketball team took on Yeshiva University at Baruch College gymnasium on Wednesday night.

Throughout the first half, both teams were battling and competing very hard. It was a very tight game. By the end of the half, CCNY lead Yeshiva 28-26. Erika Richard lead with a game-high 10 points. CCNY shot 37.5% from the field. Yeshiva shot 35.7% from the field.

However, the second half was a major difference. CCNY brought more toughness and intensity. They outscored Yeshiva 44-18 in the paint, 23-13 in points off turnovers and annihilated Yeshiva in the 4th Quarter 20-4. CCNY shot 42.4% from the field in the second half. Yeshiva shot a poor 17.2% from the field. Yeshiva’s Julia Owen had picked up a technical foul in the 3rd Quarter.

CCNY won the game 64-40. They improve to 6-3. Yeshiva remains winless this season as they drop to 0-11.

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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Discusses His New Book ‘Mycroft Holmes’

Former NBA Legend, Hall of Famer, a person whom many consider the greatest basketball player of all time, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, made a guest appearance to discuss about his new book called ‘Mycroft Holmes’.

A book written by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and screenwriter Anna Waterhouse, Mycroft Holmes reveals the untold story of Sherlock’s older brother. This harrowing adventure changed his life, and set the stage for the man Mycroft would become: founder of the famous Diogenes Club and the hidden power behind the British government.

Deborah Morales, the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Iconomy, LLC, has known Kareem for over 20 years and they traveled around the world. Morales has been his business partner and producing partner for 11 of those 20 years. Morales also directed & produced Kareem’s highly acclaimed and internationally distributed film “On Shoulders of Giants,” which won the 2013 NAACP Image Award for best documentary.

She sat down to discuss with Kareem about what inspired him to write the book. Kareem was inspired to write the book because he felt Mycroft was a very interesting character in the Sherlock Holmes’ stories. “I was inspired to try to do Mycroft Holmes because I felt that Mycroft was a very interesting character in the Sherlock Holmes stories”, Abdul-Jabbar said. “Sherlock says about his older brother, Mycroft, that he “very superior of intelligence”. His deducted powers are at least the equal of Sherlock’s and he worked for the british government and sometimes he is the british government.”

Kareem would go into more detail about Mycroft’s experience running the government in great britain. “Later in the 19th century, where the story takes place, great britain was a world superpower,” he stated. “So, at that time, Sherlock’s brother was running the government from time to time. This left a whole area, huge area for us to explore and define because nobody knows how he got to that point. So basically what I did was to write Mycroft Holmes’ backstory. It deals with an area that hasn’t been covered by Arthur Conan Doyle and it gave me and my co-writer a really big area to cover and deal with.” Arthur Conan Doyle was a british writer and most noted for his stories about Sherlock Holmes.

This is Kareem’s first fiction book he ever written.

He knew his love for writing began in 5th grade, when his teacher chose his story as one of the best three stories from the classroom. However, Kareem began a career in the NBA first playing for two teams: Milwaukee Bucks and Los Angeles Lakers. He played for 20 illustrious years and is the NBA’s all-time leading scorer, has won 6 NBA titles, and is in the Basketball Hall of Fame. Since his retirement, he returned and followed his path of writing and publishing books. He has written 11 books throughout his career, such as about his career in the NBA and many more.

During his discussion with Morales, he mentioned that Muhammad Ali is the reason why he became interested in Malcolm X. They remain friends.

With the help of Morales, the production is completed for Kareem’s  HBO documentary, “Kareem: Minority of One”.


Beavers Victorious Over Hunter

CCNY (5-3) bounces back after a tough loss to John Jay as they defeated Hunter College (0-9).

Throughout most of the first half, both teams were exchanging baskets and committing fouls. The first ten minutes of the game, both teams combined for 6 fouls. Hunter ended the half on a 7-3 run as they by the end of the half 38-32.

In the second half, Hunter had the biggest lead of the game 39-32. Beavers rally to go on a 7-0 run to tie the game 39-39. Their defense stepped up and draw more fouls in the paint. Hunter committed four fouls in the first three minutes of the second half. Both teams battle it out in the second half. City took the lead in the last few minutes of the game and hit clutch Free Throws by Igna Pamparas and Mark Richards. City won the game 72-66. City outscored Hunter 25-17 on bench points.

Mark Richards led the Beavers with 17 points. Hunter’s Brian Kruger scored a game-high 22 points going 6 for 11 from the yard.